Testimonials

Cathy O

Cathy O

Mark and Joan have chosen the perfect name for their company.  They do everything with integrity.  Mark's crew has done a variety of jobs for us, ranging from removing bushes and trimming trees outside to painting and cabinet work inside.  Joan's crew cleans for us every two weeks.  Everyone on their team is friendly and careful.  They pay attention to detail, take pride in their work, and respond promptly to inquiries and concerns.  They're terrific! 

Jeff & Stef P

Jeff & Stef P

We highly recommend Mark and Joan for a spectrum of services and excellent quality.  We had their assistance in repairing and cleaning a family home in preparation for sale, and would gladly contract with them again.  Their estimates were honored, they strived to meet our time requirements, and they were always pleasant-as was their staff.  All the work was well done, and we were pleased with their results

Dan & Susan J

Dan & Susan J

When we were in need of a re-working of our old kitchen without breaking the bank in the process, we decided to have Mark and Joan Ekeren do the work needed to get the job done. Our kitchen, last summer, was basically the original kitchen built with our rambler-style house back in 1982 – the cabinets were a dark stain with brass hardware; the countertop was getting really beat up; the stove fan was badly stained and not working; and the sink also was pretty badly stained with a faucet that was leaking. Our kitchen walls were an off-white color. We had Mark & Joan put in a new counter with a new tuck-under sink, faucet and plumbing, a new fan over the stove, a pothanger and new kitchen island cabinet alongside the stairway. Then we had them paint the cabinets white and put on new brushed nickel handles and hinges. Finally, we had them paint the kitchen walls an almond color. We are very pleased with how it turned out and felt it was done very economically. They worked quickly and tried to fit their work time around our schedules in order to cause us a minimal amount of disruption in our daily lives. We have received many, many compliments on the new look. In fact, many people have asked what kind of new floor we put in, and they are shocked when we tell them that this is the old floor and it just looks that much better with the work that was done to our cabinetry and walls. We are so pleased that we hope to have them come back this summer and do a new counter and sink and some other incidental work in the upstairs bathroom. We highly recommend them and their work.

Bill & Barbara B

Bill & Barbara B

With pleasure and without reservation we recommend Joan and Mark for their performance of landscaping and household services. Joan has been providing cleaning services for us on an every other week basis for many months. Barbara has recommended her to several of our friends and neighbors and subsequently, has been thanked profusely for doing so. Late last summer we hired them to trim some plantings and replace a flower bed with sod. The work was very professional as expected with Joan’s Master Gardener credentials. Perhaps the most noteworthy factor was the quality of the clean-up effort. 

Michael S

Michael S

As an owner and board member in an association of 50 town homes, I was really impressed by the quality & speed in which Mark & Joan were able to regain control of the association landscaping (plantings, shrubs & trees) and restore the appearance of the grounds. I would recommend to anyone the professional home maintenances services provided by Mark & Joan Ekeren. They have always responded quickly when called and the results of their work are top quality. I look forward to working with the Ekerens for many years to come. 

Ann L

Ann L

Joan and Mark Ekeren have done housekeeping and yard work for me this last year. I have found them to be dedicated, cheerfully positive and extremely thorough in everything they undertake. They have been very willing to perform routine housework and more unusual jobs. I’m therefore pleased to recommend them on the highest terms for any kind of household maintenance or repair work required of them. 

Sara & Adam A

Sara & Adam A

We bought our house almost two years ago (through Katie Boler of Coldwell Banker). Katie can attest to the amount of wallpaper that needed to be removed throughout our house. After struggling to do much of the work ourselves, we decided to get help with a few remaining projects. We asked at the Ace Hardware store for a recommendation of someone that would do a good job removing wallpaper. They dug through piles of home maintenance fliers to find Mark and Joan’s claiming that they were the best. They were right. Since then, we have had Mark come to remove wallpaper from what we thought were two very challenging jobs. We has able to give a very accurate estimate on how long it would take to do the jobs and we were very impressed with how efficiently we was able to get the jobs done. Mark was very professional, and punctual. He did an excellent job and left the area much cleaner than it was when he arrived. He was also very respectful of our lives as he worked. We have three small children and he was really great to them while he was here. We would highly recommend Mark and Joan. We were happy enough with Mark’s work that we gave his number to Sara’s father who hired him to do a large project and was also very impressed. 

Mary F & Jim J

Mary F & Jim J

Jim and I have been delighted to obtain the services of Mark and Joan as we strive to update our home and keep it maintained. They have painted our master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, living/dining kitchen and loft. This included moving heavy furniture. They have also replaced a door and other projects around the house. The Ekerens completed the jobs from start to finish without any delays and with excellent results. Details are attended to and communication is easy and smooth. We have also hired Mark to complete various home maintenance tasks in our home; including replacing and repairing doors, and repairing toilets that run incessantly. He has the know-how to fix problems quickly and efficiently. We are happy to have the Ekerens work in our home as they are available, reliable, competent and they keep communication lines open. We recommend them wholeheartedly. 

Eve W

Eve W

I would, absolutely without any reservation, recommend Mark & Joan Ekeren’s Home Maintenance business to anyone. Both Mark and Joan are prompt and professional. Last summer their work cleaning carpeting and tile in my house was exceptionally thorough, efficient, and careful. They treated my home as if it were their own. 

Debbie & Buford F

Debbie & Buford F

Both Mark and Joan Ekeren are hard-working people who get the job done quickly and thoroughly. We have hired them to do our home’s windows-inside and out. They have also taken care of our yard landscaping…spring through fall…with much care and expertise. They both related well with us on when and how they will get their jobs completed. They are very honest and forthright people to work with. We are very pleased with their services. 

Howard P

Howard P

We use the services of Mark & Joan Ekeren for a variety of projects around the Rosewood Estates Townhomes. They especially do a fantastic job of maintaining the landscaping throughout the townhouse complex at a very competitive cost. 

John & Marcia O

John & Marcia O

Joan and Mark Ekeren have been cleaning our home for over 2 years. We have found them to be efficient, reliable, trustworthy and pleasant. They are eager to do the best job possible for us. We would recommend them to anyone who has a need for their services. 

Howard & Hannah P

Howard & Hannah P

We used Mark & Joan Ekeren to design and to plant our flower bed garden on our patio. They did a wonderful job of not only designing the layout, but also planting the flowers and bushes. We would definitely recommend them for any landscaping project. 

Steve P

Steve P

Mark and Joan Ekeren have worked on projects with me on my home & rental properties for over 5 years now. They have a fantastic work ethic, work quickly & honestly, and never leave a mess. They have been very reliable, return phone calls quickly, and update me as to how the projects are progressing. They offer suggestions on how to accomplish the task cheaper & better, even if it means less hours for them. I highly recommend them.

Bill T

Bill T

This letter is written in support of the Northfield business, “Mark & Joan’s Home Maintenance”, run by Mark and Joan Ekeren. This past summer, the Ekerens repaired my outside, screened-in porch, replacing screens and deck railings. I was very impressed with the work done and their work ethic. The repairs were fabulous and the Ekerens kept me informed at each step of the process as to what was going on. They were a pleasure to interact with and the charge for the repairs was very reasonable. Mark also tried to repair my old automatic garage door opener that was malfunctioning. After spending about 5 hours on the project, it became clear that the unit had to be replaced. Mark did not charge me for any of that time spent. Now, that’s true professionalism

Bob & Thora P

Bob & Thora P

We are pleased to recommend, without reservation, the services of the home maintenance firm operated by Mark and Joan Ekeren. Over the past year, Mark and Joan have performed a variety of home maintenance services for us, including but not limited to: house cleaning, painting, cement repair, window washing and snow removal. We have found them to be prompt, thorough, neat, accommodating and appropriately skillful. Their manner is agreeable and always businesslike. 

Karen O

Karen O

It has been my privilege to have Mark and Joan help me with many projects, of all types. This includes: yard work, snow removal, gardening, painting, laying down of rock for patio extension, storm and screen installation and removal, scrubbing the grout of a ceramic tile kitchen floor, and many more varied projects. When Mark responded to an SOS call from me to help get my young kitten down from the top of a tall tree, I knew I could count on him as a problem solver! The next project they will be doing for me is removing my 67-year old windows and installing all new windows. I trust their work, craftsmanship, and the effort they put into everything they do. Mark and Joan and their team of workers are very fine and respectful, prompt and efficient

Todd M

Todd M

Mark and Joan Ekeren have done terrific work for me over the past few years. They both are extremely thorough, versatile and reliable, great problem-solvers and best of all, very pleasant to work with. Together with their crew they transformed a house that had been neglected into a solid, beautiful home. Mark helped me figure out what needed renovation and got it done: carpentry, plumbing, interior and exterior painting, appliance repair, replacing shutters, rebuilding brick stairs, renovating a gazebo, creating a driveway. He is very conscientious about seasonal yard work and snow removal. Joan did a great job cleaning the house from top to bottom

Janet W

Janet W

We have utilized Mark Ekeren and his crew at Integrity House Services for jobs both large and small. They completely gutted and renovated our 110 year old home’s attic into a much enjoyed living space, refinished all the hardwood floors on the main level, replaced several windows, painted and even cleaned a carpet. They can do it all! And they do it all in a timely manner, keeping us apprised of any changes in schedule or of unforeseen situations. They are clean, courteous and we will continue to hire them in the future. I already have my list for warm weather jobs ready! 

Beret G

Beret G

Joan Ekeren has been cleaning for me for several years. The service she provides is excellent. She has been accommodating when I need to change the schedule. Her workers are efficient, friendly and thorough. Mark has provided much needed handyman help for several years. I’ve had several special jobs done excellently: furniture refinishing, studio renovation, gardening work, jobs large and small. All work has been of high quality. Mark listens well and we have been able to figure out nearly anything that needs doing. I’d recommend them to anyone.

Kent H

Kent H

We are very satisfied to work with Joan and Mark Ekeren. They have helped care for our home for about 2 years. We started with Mark cleaning our driveway of snow but his help quickly expanded to almost anything with our home upkeep and maintenance. We have depended on Mark for many home tasks and he always comes through. We trust Mark and Joan. Their integrity is beyond reproach. I highly recommend them. 

Cindy C

Cindy C

I don’t know what we would do without Mark and Joan. Mark takes care of my father’s lawn, plows the driveway and clears the walks in the winter, he repaired and replaced windows, insulated parts of the house, installed a system so that dad can turn lights off and on from his chair or before he enters a room, put in new phones and showed dad how to use them, installed water filters, light bulbs, grab bars, book shelves, closet lights; and Joan cleared away weeks and weeks of overgrowth and created a simple, low maintenance, inexpensive plan for the plants and shrubs in the garden area. She also hemmed dad’s trousers and sewed on some buttons. No job is too small and no job is too large for Mark and Joan and their crews. They do everything and they do it well. Mark has an exceptional ability to listen and take the time to see what is needed before offering suggestions. His experience working with older adults has been a huge help. He has offered many suggestions that have made my dad’s life less difficult and safer. Mark’s keen listening skills and warm sense of humor are qualities the whole family appreciates. My husband, my father and I trust Mark and Joan completely. We know they will get the job done well and on time. An added bonus is how quickly phone call and emails are returned. It doesn’t matter where in the world I am, I know I will be able to get in touch with Mark and Joan quickly. Having two such reliable, kind and talented people just a phone call away is a comfort to my dad and my whole family. We all love it when Mark and Joan come over because we know they will figure out how to solve whatever concern we have and also because they are such friendly and fun people to be around.

Cathy O

Cathy O

Hi Mark. I wanted to tell you that your guys did an amazing job on the bulletin board in my classroom. I LOVE it! It looks so great—like it was there all long. Thank you, and please send my thanks to Steve and the guys as well! 

Kathie G

Kathie G

Mark and Joan have been wonderful to work with. They respond promptly to calls for help, and the caliber of their work is outstanding. I know my home is in good hands with them

Lynn J

Lynn J

The Ekerens came highly recommended to me when I was looking for someone to tackle a variety of projects at a home I had recently purchased. Mark and his crew made the process so easy. He was able to help me with everything from painting, to plumbing, to electrical and sheetrock. Tim was professional, eager to help with my requests and very knowledgeable about so many aspects of construction. I was very happy with the work that the Ekerens provided in my new home and will highly recommend them to anyone I know – and I have. 

Joni K

Joni K

My dad always told me I was full of prunes when I told a whopper. But, I’m here to tell you that in all of my dealings over the years relating to maintenance/housecleaning and general all around service, Mark and Joan Ekeren, who own and operate Integrity, are the gold standard. They are on a mission. They and their staff are dedicated “Johnny-on-the-Spot” workers who want to make life easier for their customers. This may sound like a whopper, but you’ll ultimately discover the truth. And, in addition to excellence, they enjoy operating like a large family, me included. All things considered, a rare find these days. 

John S

John S

Joan – you have been keeping our garden and other landscaping in great shape for several years, including killing weeds, fertilizing, trimming, adding mulch, etc. Mark has done a number of jobs around the house, from painting the deck to cleaning the gutters, etc. His work has been professional and reasonable. We have been very satisfied with your work and we will not hesitate to call upon you again.

Teresa B

Teresa B

For over 2 years we have employed Integrity House Services to do house cleaning, yard clean-up, and to check our home while we are on extended vacations. Integrity is an appropriate name for the Ekeren company as that is how we have experienced their service. We have experienced professional, dependable service that is friendly, honest, thorough, and responsive to our needs. 

Vera P

Vera P

To anyone in need of an efficient & competent all around help in your home, I am more than happy to recommend Joan Ekeren. She has been my helper for nearly 2 yrs. I do believe you would be happy with her services and her friendly disposition! 

Doris E

Doris E

Mark & Joan – I appreciate your help on snow removal. The guys do a GREAT job!